LA CROSSE, Wis., April 22, 2020 – Nine Western Technical College construction and industrial trades apprentices have received $1,500 scholarships from Ascendium Education Group, a non-profit organization that helps students across the country repay federal student loans.
The recipients include:
Seth Bonner, Keith Buroker, Casey Meron, Cory Ottum, Taren Parmenter, Brandon Peterson, Amanda Ryan, Jeremy Stanek, and Dustin Wilhelm
The scholarship money comes from the Tools of the Trade Apprentice Scholarship program, which helps apprentices purchase tools, clothing, and equipment vital to their trades.
This year, Ascendium awarded $301,500 in Tools of the Trade scholarships to 201 construction and industrial trades in the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). Since the program’s inception, 95 percent of recipients across the WTCS have either completed or continued their apprenticeships the following semester.
To learn more information on Western’s apprenticeship programs, please visit www.westerntc.edu/apprenticeship.